Alun Wyn Jones England 33-19 Wales – PLAYER RATINGS: Ellis Genge stars as hosts end visitors’ winning streak

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Alun Wyn Jones England 33-19 Wales – PLAYER RATINGS: Ellis Genge stars as hosts end visitors’ winning streak

  • England’s back-row shone in defeat of Wales at Twickenham in warm-up Test
  • Billy Vunipola, Joe Cokanasiga and Luke Cowan-Dickie scored for the hosts
  • Gareth Davies, George North and Wyn Jones crossed as Wales fought back
  • George Ford kicked 15 points and an Elliot Daly drop-goal secured victory

By Nik Simon for the Daily Mail

Published:22:34 BST, 11 August 2019|Updated:22:51 BST, 11 August 2019

England ended Wales’ 15-match winning run and with it their hopes of reaching the world No 1 ranking with a devastating display at Twickenham.

Billy Vunipola, Joe Cokanasiga and Luke Cowan-Dickie grabbed first half tries for England but despite scores from Gareth Davies, George North and Wyn Jones, Wales slipped to defeat.

Sportsmail‘s NIK SIMON provides the player ratings from Twickenham, where Tom Curry and Lewis Ludlam shone but Josh Adams struggled. 

Ellis Genge celebrates with Lewis Ludlam after helping England beat Wales at Twickenham

ENGLAND 

15 Daly 6.5

Sealed victory with improvised drop goal but case for switching positon with Watson.

14 Cokanasiga 7.5

Roars of excitement every time the Fijian touched the ball. Powerful short-range try.

13 Joseph 8

Classy touches in attack should ease the news of Henry Slade wearing a knee brace.

12 Francis 7.5

Big hits in defence as England suffocated Welsh attack with first-half line speed.

11 Watson 8

Eye-catching takes under high ball and impressive reads in defence on Test comeback.

Anthony Watson was eye-catching and effective when dealing with the high ball

10 Ford 8

Played a heads-up game to put attacking runners through gaps inside and outside.

9 Heinz (Youngs 50) 7.5

Debutant slotted in quickly with slick movement and pass to fire up first-phase ball carriers.

Willi Heinz impressed for England on his international debut and showed slick movement

1 Genge 8.5

Powerful with scrum and carrying despi

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